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Planning Officer (Fixed Term)

Warrington Borough Council
Warrington, Cheshire
GRADE 08 (£36,648 - £40,221)
Closing date
29 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Local Authority

Job Details

The role

An excellent opportunity for a planning officer has arisen in our Mainstream Applications Team. You will have some experience in the role and will help the Council in delivering its Development Management function by dealing with a range of development proposals and by supporting and enabling development opportunities in the borough. This role is fixed term until 31 October 2024.

Introduction to Warrington:

Investment and market interest in Warrington is strong and is getting stronger. Warrington is one of the most successful towns in the country, regularly being ranked as one of the best places in the UK for economic performance and quality of life for its residents. 

It is a key gateway, centrally placed within the Northwest of England at the heart of a highly connected network of Motorways, mainline rail and waterways. This accessibility means Warrington can be easily reached from locations in the North West and further afield. 

The Council has an ambitious growth and regeneration programme set out in “Warrington Means Business”. However, Warrington’s distinctiveness is also largely driven by its unique pattern of green spaces – a legacy of the New Town and its green belt setting. This open space forms a framework on which the Warrington Means Business development programme will hang. 

Development Management is a priority, frontline service within the Council and has extensive engagement with our elected members, residents, businesses and other stakeholders and, as such, we are looking for a skilled and motivated individual to help deliver the service to meet the ambitious plans for the borough.

The benefits

The successful candidate will benefit from: 

  • A competitive salary and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • A flexible working environment with a hybrid arrangement currently consisting of 3 days home based working and 2 days in our brand new Time Square office conveniently located within Warrington town centre 
  • A minimum of 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days after 5 years of Local Government Service
  • The opportunity to work on a varied caseload of planning applications with a commitment to continuous professional development 
  • Access to our comprehensive benefits package including; our ‘Warrington Rewards’ retail and services discount and savings scheme and a range of environmental and travel benefits

How to apply:

To apply for this role, please visit Planning Officer (Fixed Term) |

Key dates:

The closing date for applications is 29 December 2023.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

If you are a permanent WBC employee you will need to apply for this fixed term position as an internal secondment opportunity and will need to discuss this with your current line manager prior to applying.

Warrington Borough Council is a Disability Confident employer


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About Us

Warrington Borough Council is the local authority of Warrington, Cheshire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority. Within Warrington Borough are parts of the historic counties of both Lancashire and Cheshire.

Warrington Borough Council became one of the first local councils in the UK to buy clean-tech bonds in Swindon Solar Park through its owner, specialist investment management firm Rockfire Capital.

Why you should work with us here in Warrington

Warrington is a genuine ‘northern powerhouse’ – strategically significant, home to a number of multi-nationals and one of only two cities outside the south of England to feature in the top 10 of the influential Centre for Cities Outlook report in 2017.

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